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marshal france
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How long will a debt collection remain on my credit report?
Post Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:59 am
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How long will a debt collection remain on my credit report?


Mine showed up only when I was enrolled and then it went away.

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Post Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:31 pm
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The time could vary significantly. if the debt is not resolved and cleared, then it could stay on your credit report up to 7 years, maybe even longer if the debt companies sell your info to different debt collection agencies.

Truth is, unresolved debt can follow you forever. This is why it is advisable to check your credit report and score at least once per year so as to avoid any unwanted surprises.

If you find any errors and items that shouldn't be there - and ones that you already know need to be resolved, then it is best to do your best to resolve them even if you have to get professional help to do so.

Protecting your credit in this day & age is now more critical than ever, especially due to the high rising threat of identity theft and the strict credit measures that are now in place since the economic downfall.
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A little more to elaborate on some of the above:

The reference to seven years is a reference to the statute of limitations on collection. The debt cannot legally be collected once that's up if the account has had no activity in excess of that period. Seven years is the usual but the length depends on state law. "No activity" is the key phrase. If you so much as send a letter or make a phone call to the collector in which you admit any liability for the debt, then the clock resets.

The debt default status stays on your credit history until it's resolved. i.e. forever if it's not resolved. But its effect on your credit score diminishes with time. Once the statute of limitations is up it's still in your history, but its my understanding that the effect on your score should be zero.

Information on the Fair Isaac scoring model can be found here:

www.myfico.com

A collection agency can still take a collection to court for a judgment after the statute of limitations expires, so don't ignore any legal action. If the judge isn't on top of the law and you don't defend yourself, the collector could still get a court order against you. And believe it or not, could actually get the court to issue a warrant for your arrest.

~Tim~
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In general, creditors forward information to the credit reporting agencies monthly. The day of the month that each individual creditor sends updates varies. In other words, we might receive an update from creditor A on the first of every month and from creditor B on the 11th of every month, etc. This is why it's important to have access to your credit report every day.

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Collections stay on your credit report 7 years after the date of last activity. Normally 7 years after date of last activity means the date that it was sold to the collection agency. Usually your account must be 180 days past due in order for the company to do that. Basically, I'm saying that the collection stays on your report 7 years and 6 months. After that, it will fall off your report.
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Hi........!Well, Vice President and also Commercial Lending Officer can give us about credit report. We can use credit car for our daily shopping and other mean things for our daily utilize thing to purchase it easily...
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The debt will remain on your credit report for around seven years. However, you can dispute the account from your credit report it you find that the information is wrongly reported or it remain on your report even after seven years.
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It could remain on your credit report for about 7 years, however if you pay it off it could go away very quickly Smile
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It may be possible to have the item removed from your credit report, in fact it never hurts to dispute the item in a few different ways. If you are interested in paying some of the outstanding amount you might be able to negotiate it's removal for a settlement amount.

I suggest looking into disputing it, just in case.
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How can I request Credit Reporting agency to correct their report?
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You might find some direction in this thread:

http://www.money-talk.org/msg97662.html#97662

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